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Overview

Safely and effectively prescribe today's full spectrum of topical, intralesional, and systemic drugs for dermatologic disorders! Dr. Steven E. Wolverton and a team of leading international experts explain what drugs to use, when to use them...and what to watch out for. Handheld software - included with the book - provides full-text explanations as well as at-a-glance summaries of key pharmacologic information, instantly accessible wherever and whenever questions about skin pharmaceuticals arise.

• Provides at-a-glance access to key information including summaries of indications/contraindications, dosage guidelines, drug interactions, drug monitoring guidelines, adverse effects, and treatment protocols.
• Features a consistent organization throughout to expedite fast reference.
• Provides purchase information for major drugs, to help you and your patients.
• Includes a highly detailed, disease-specific index, helping you to evaluate drug options for each disease discussed.

• .Highlights key controversies and provides expert guidance in a Question and Answer feature.
• Presents new chapters on TNF Inhibitors, Signal II Cytokine Inhibitors, Pimicrolimus, IV Immunoglobulin, Drug-Induced Malignancies, Polymorphisms, and non-dermatologic drugs related to dermatologic problems.
• Features updates on new drug findings and new research, especially findings on predicting an individual response to drugs on the basis of ethnicity and gender.

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Reviewer: Patricia Wong, MD (Stanford University Medical Center)
Description: There are over 900 pages of valuable information on using drugs to treat dermatological conditions in this book. The editor of this book was also the editor of a similar title 10 years ago, Systemic Drugs for Skin Diseases (W.B. Saunders, 1991). This new book is much improved. There are many helpful tables throughout, listing side effects, the types of skin diseases that one can treat with a particular drug, drug comparison tables of medications used to treat the same malady. Pricing information is also provided.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide access to accurate drug information for the clinical dermatologist. You can knowledgeably start a chemotherapy agent for the first time in a patient and feel comfortable doing so after studying the appropriate chapters. This is a multiauthored text but editor has done a good job making the writing even and consistent.
Audience: This book is written for practicing dermatologists and dermatology residents will find it useful as well.
Features: There are interesting chapters on nonsystemic agents too: sunscreen, shampoos, and alpha hydroxy products. Bonus chapters include recommendations for drugs during pregnancy and lactation and the FDA process for approving new drugs. A bibliography is included at the end of each chapter and the references are organized according to topic.
Assessment: This is a wonderful book and is on my must buy recommendation list for all dermatologists who take care of patients. It fills the gap that all general dermatology textbooks have when it comes to discussing therapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416033288
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/22/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1104
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

1. Basic Principles of Pharmacology (Stephen E. Wolverton)
2. Principles for Maximizing the Safety of Dermatologic Drug Therapy (Stephen E. Wolverton)
3. Polymorphisms: Why Individual Drug Responses Vary (Benjamin N. Lockshin, Stephen E. Wolverton)

II. Systemic Drugs for Infectious Diseases

4. Systemic Antibacterial Agents (Neda Ashourian, Philip R. Cohen)
5. Systemic Antifungal Agents (Aditya K. Gupta )
6. Systemic Antiviral Agents (Y. Connie Chang, Vandana K. Madkan, Karan Sra, Daniel A. Carrasco, Patricia C. Lee, Stephen K. Tyring)

III. Systemic Immunomodulatory and Antiproliferative Drugs

7. Systemic Corticosteriods (Stephen E. Wolverton)
8. Methotrexate (Jeffrey P. Callen, Carol L. Kulp-Shorten, Stephen E. Wolverton)
9. Azathioprine (Stephanie Silos Badalamenti, Francisco A. Kerdel)
10. Cytotoxic Agents (Clifford Perlis, Teddy D. Pan, Charles J. McDonald)
11. Cyclosporine (Chai Sue Lee, John Y.M. Koo)
12.Dapsone (Russell P. Hall III, Clinzo P. Mickle)
13. Antimalarial Agents (Jeffrey P. Callen, Charles Camisa)
14. Systemic Retinoids (Timothy J. Patton, Matthew J. Zirwas, Stephen E. Wolverton)
15. Interferons (Brian Berman, Francisco Flores, Deborah Zel)

IV. Drugs Used in Conjunction with Ultraviolet or Visible Light

16. PUVA Photochemotherapy (Warwick L. Morison)
17. Extracorporeal Photochemotheraphy (Photopheresis) (Michael Girardi, Peter W. Heald)
18. Photodynamic Therapy (Robert Bissonnette, Jaggi Rao)

V. Biological Therapeutics

19. Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Inhibitors (Stephanie Mehlis, Kenneth B. Gordon)
20. T-Cell Activation Inhibitors (Mark G. Lebwohl, Sapna Rao Palep)

VI. Miscellaneous Systemic Drugs

21. Antihistamines (Malcolm W. Greaves)
22. Vasoactive and Antiplatelet Agents (Seth B. Forman, Algin B. Garrett)
23. Antiandrogens and Androgen Inhibitors (Marty E. Sawaya)
24. Psychotropic Agents (Chai Sue Lee, John Y.M. Koo)
25. Intravenous Immunoglobulin Therapy (Kai Thomas, Anita Ruetter, Thomas A. Luger)
26. Miscellaneous Systemic Drugs (Alfred L. Knable Jr., Loretta S. Davis)
27. Drugs for the Skinternist (Michelle Pelle)

VII. Topical Drugs for Infectious Diseases

28. Topical Antibaterial Agents (Deborah J. Yang, Long T. Quan, Sylvia Hsu)
29. Topical Antifungal Agents (Rhea M. Phillips, Theodore Rosen)
30. Topical and Intralesional Antiviral Agents (Pranav B. Sheth)
31. Antiparasitic Agents (Benjamin N. Lockshin)

VIII. Topical Immunomodulatory and Antiproliferative Drugs

32. Topical Corticosteroids (Michael R. Warner, Charles Camisa)
33. Topical Retinoids (Naveed Sami, Julie C. Harper)
34. Topical and Intralesional Chemotherapeutic Agents (Eunice Y. Tsai, Herschel S. Zackheim, Youn H. Kim)
35. Topical Contact Allergens (Andrew N. Lin)
36. Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors (Andrew N. Lin)
37. Topical Vitamin D3 (Yolanda Rosi Helfrich, Dana L. Sachs, Sewon Kang)

IX. Miscellaneous Topical Drugs

38. Sunscreens (Stanley B. Levy)
39. Therapeutic Shampoos (Robert T. Brodell, Kevin D. Cooper)
40. Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (Amy B. Lewis, Helen Radoszycki)
41. Agents Used for Treatment of Hyperkeratosis (Adam B. Hessel, Julio C. Cruz-Ramon, Dana Marshall Klinger, Andrew N. Lin)
42. Cosmetic Therapy (Zoe Diana Draelos)
43. Miscellaneous Topical Agents (Seth B. Forman)
44. Insect Repellents (Mark S. Fradin)
45. Systemic Adverse Effects Due To Topical Medications (Peter J. Aronson)
46. Compounding in Dermatology (Linda F. McElhiney, Scott M. Ravis)

X. Injectable and Mucosal Routes of Drug Administration

47. Local Anesthetics (Michael J. Huether, David G. Brodland)
48. Botulinum Toxin Injections (Christian Murray, Nowell Solish)
49. Oral Mucosal Therapeutics (Ginat Wintermeyer Mirowski, Ernest Lee)

XI. Major Adverse Effects from Systemic Drugs

50. Hepatotoxicity of Dermatologic Drug Therapy (Stephen E. Wolverton)
51. Hematologic Toxicity of Dermatologic Drug Therapy (Kathleen A. Remlinger)
52. Drug Induced Malignancies (Stephen E. Wolverton)
53. Dermatologic Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation (Barbara R. Reed)
54. Drug Interactions (Lori E. Shapiro, Neil H. Shear)
55. Cutaneous Drug Reactions with Systemic Features (Sandra R. Knowles, Neil H. Shear)

XII. Special Pharmacology and Therapeutic Topics

56. Pharmacoeconomics (Marc Alan Darst, Jennifer Reddan)
57. Informed Consent and Risk Management (Stephen E. Wolverton, Marshall B. Kapp )
58. FDA Drug Approval Process (William H. Eaglstein)
59. Pharmacovigilance: Verifying that Drugs Remain Safe (Joel M. Gelfand)
60. Dermatologic Drug Therapy in Children (Christopher M. Bohyer)

Index

Appendices

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